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“The Best in San Jose” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Papillon

Le Papillon
Ranked #28 of 2,108 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Transit: Bus
Saratoga, California
Level Contributor
60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“The Best in San Jose”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012

We visited this restaurant many times. Everything is outstanding there: food, service, atmosphere, presentation. It does not look very attractive from outside, but inside you will find an excellent place for romantic dinner or a small private party.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Silicon Valley
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Classic French Restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

Food is good, service is what you'd expect at a classic French Restaurant - you either love that style of thing or think it's uptight and pretentious.

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Hong Kong, China
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89 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Romantic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

Le Papillon is small, cozy fine dining restaurant that has top quality food and service. I've been craving to go back; not as expensive as other restaurants like Gary Danko or French Laundry. I had their 4 course tasting menu; their desserts wow-ed me! I loveeeeeeeed everything there.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sunnyvale, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Intimate and cozy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

Want to experience French Laundry class of French dining and don't want too drive far? Try this one in San jose/Santa Clara. You will not be disppointed in terms of food and service. Some may find the place a little small but I'd say it's comfy and cozy even for a small party. Definitely my favorite in South Bay.

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California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Le Papillon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

We always have a fantastic meal here! Ambiance inside is terrific even though it is situated in a high traffic and noisy area.

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